Join Date: Jun 2009
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 296 Times in 294 Posts
Kodi had a REALLY bad itchy spell a while back, to the point that I had to put a cone on him because he was licking the base of his tail raw. His vet suggested a Cytopoint injection, and it was like a miracle drug. Within 12 hours he had TOTALLY stopped itching. He does have allergies, and he is back to his sort of "baseline itchiness" again. So it certainly didn't last anything like 4-6 weeks for him. But it has few side effects, and if it can break that cycle, then I think it is a good tool in our arsenal for times when his itchiness gets out of control.
My vet said she has seen that it seems to work best for this sort of situation where there is something environmental that sends the dog over the edge, but then goes away. I have a friend with a Golden who used to get HORRIBLE hotspots in the early summer. Cytopoint has TOTALLY stopped her hot spots.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
(ARCHMX Starborn Kodak Moment CGC, NTD, BN, PCD, NA, NAJ, CDX-CCH, RE, RLV, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X3...
plus Starborn's Picture Perfect & Nauti Herd Compact Flash RN, CGC, NTD, SN-C, RL1)